I have a wonderful client who moved to Florida this past year and is struggling with a really plain entryway that has no architectural interest or even definition between rooms. I thought I would use the blog format to show how to create an entry just using furniture, rugs, lighting and art.
Here’s the Entry:
How to create an entry where there is none: Define the space with furniture, lighting, art and rugs. The client wanted to keep her console table and she also wanted a mirror here. The family enters and exits mostly through the garage so storage is not a factor. I created three different looks to create an interesting entryway.
- The Twisted Traditional Entry
Symmetry is the easiest solution – it’s simple to start with this as your base concept and then play with accessories and colors to shake it up a bit.
- Artfully Eclectic Entry
- Florida Bohemian Entry
This type of tableau is so much fun to create and play with. It’s important to decide the big pieces, like your mirror and the art placement, first. They both will dictate the vibe your room gives off. A symmetrical art placement is very appropriate for an entry – but you will probably want to throw if off a little with your accessories or colors. Asymmetrical art placement in an entry gives off a more relaxed atmosphere, but it still needs to be carefully balanced with furniture. I think the jolt of something unexpected, either in style, color or material is a lot of fun in a space like this!